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UAE to open Consulate General in Laayoune, Morocco

The normalization of relations between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Morocco is taking shape. This is evidenced by Abu Dhabi’s determination to open a consulate general in Laayoune. An announcement made by Crown Prince Mohamed Ben Zayed to King Mohammed VI during a telephone conversation on Monday, October 27, the royal cabinet said in a statement.

On this occasion, the sovereign thanked Ben Zayed for having taken such a decision. The inauguration of a consular office should encourage other Arab countries close to Morocco to follow the example of the Emirates. Last week, the UAE’s permanent representative to the United Nations supported the Moroccan character of the Sahara during his address to the UN 4th Committee on Political Affairs and Decolonization. The same position has been defended by Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The text of the royal cabinet on Tuesday, October 27, recalls that Abu Dhabi had taken part in the Green March. Moreover, the Emirati delegation included in its ranks a certain Mohamed Ben Zayed.

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